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The MPA of Kayar celebrates the environment and calls for a large mobilization of the actors for the preservation of the marine resources biodiversity and biotopes of the Kayar Pit 8/07/2017

Created in 2004, the MPA of Kayar is named for the small coastal city which is 60 km north of Dakar (capital city of Senegal). The objective of creating this MPA is mainly for the preservation of the fishing resources diversity and biotopes of the marine pit of Kayar.

The MPA of Kayar is characterized by a vast storehouse of biodiversity made of an important production zone, of nursery mainly of dermersal fish, a mosaic of offshore rocks and emblematic species. To preserve all these resources; some management committees are set up accompanied by a large mobilization of the populations.

As with the international community, the MPA of Kayar (Senegal) has celebrated the environment world day with the support of RAMPAO in presence of the actors and those working in the fisheries sector as well as the authorities of the Ministry of Environment, the collective of school managers and partners. But the particularity of this celebration, according to Captain Mamadou DIOP, a conservative in the MPA of Kayar, is the presence of the association of local schools.

This celebration was also for the captain DIOP an occasion to address a certain number of challenges such as the issues related to Governance and the involvement of the actors to solve the problems the MPA is confronted with. To respond to these challenges, he explains, “We do make a lot of efforts for a greater awareness by the actors on environmental issues in the framework of the MPA activities. We also try to organize them to build their decision-making capacity».

Similarly, the President of the management committee of the MPA of Kayar, Mar Mbaye adds that in the management committee, 36 stakeholders are working directly or indirectly in the MPA.

The members of the MPA of Kayar who magnified the excellent work done by the RAMPAO network when it comes to the technical, financial and organizational assistance, have yet, expressed the need of being assisted by other partners to deal with the issue of participative surveillance more effectively. Actually, the MPA members regularly conduct patrols along the MPA.

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